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Position: Policy Specialist
Organization: Community Climate Council
Location: Mississauga/ Brampton/ Caledon/ Peel Region, Ontario

Type: volunteer / unpaid
Term: 1 year, open to renewal
Time Commitment: 5-10 hours/week

Are you passionate about climate action? Are you seeking to volunteer with a non-for-profit organization where your ideas and contributions will be valued and have an impact? Then look no more, we are the organization that you want to work with.

Role Description:

The Community Climate Council is seeking 2 Policy Specialists who will report to the Research & Education Team Lead. They will conduct thorough research into local policy in the Peel and Ontario context related to the environment and climate change, focusing on the Climate Change Master Plan developed by ROP. Our vision at The CCC is to take an intergenerational approach to increase Climate Literacy in the Peel Region. This role will play a key factor in enabling this goal to become a reality.


  • Connect with a regional relations strategy lead for potential opportunities to delegate at Council with policy based/grounded information
  • Possibility to bring important research to the HR team for council trainings, webinars, campaigns, etc.
  • Summarize complex policy to make it more accessible for residents and council members.
  • Contribute to a running Excel document to track policies and progress
  • Research and organize information on active policies in Peel and Ontario
  • Conducting quantitative or qualitative research, analyzing data, writing reports, and presenting findings
  • Work independently and with supervision
  • Monitor Councilor and government activities and seek out new opportunities
  • Report to a supervisor on a consistent and timely basis
  • Find avenues for youth to have a voice on informing policy. Find future delegation opportunities create action items for us to bring to Councilors based on gaps or strengths in policy
  • Extrapolate relevant data and policy to comprehensive terms for Sci-Comm specialists


  • Up-to-date knowledge of Peel and Ontario climate policies and programs
  • A keen eye for future research opportunities
  • Proven track record of developing high-impact research and initiatives
  • Strong initiative, good judgment, tactfulness, and political awareness
  • Ability to summarize policies and to report on any progress and changes
  • Excellent verbal and written and technical communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and knowledge to prioritize and work with little supervision
  • Able to work effectively within firm deadlines

Application Procedure:

Please email your cover letter and resume to email to
and CC to ensure that your contract is received.

Please use the following document name:

"LAST NAME, First Name - Resume"

Please use the following and subject line:

"ATTENION HR: LAST NAME, First Name – Policy Specialist Application"

NOTE: Applications that do not follow this format will NOT be considered.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 14 2020    ID: 57481